I can sum up my twenty-five years with the Wicked crew with the old adage that, “time flies when you’re having fun.” As a founding member of the Wicked Sound System, I feel really blessed. I’ve been to the vast majority of events produced by the crew. I’m really proud of what we have accomplished over the years. Many of our all-nighters are legendary. They’re the kind of events that people still talk about decades later. Our monthly “Full Moon Massive” events have become an iconic part of San Francisco’s cultural history.
Life has taken us through many twists and turns. Some of the original crew have passed away, others have drifted away but none has ever left my heart. I’ve known these people for well over half my lifetime now. I love the fact that we’re all still friends and that we’re all still doing this. Sure, we only really produce the anniversary parties once a year now but it’s a great excuse to get together. It gives us a chance to reconnect with each other. It also gives us the opportunity to enjoy the music that brought us together in the first place. I think the fact that we’re still enjoying each other and the music we love, speaks volumes about this journey.
The Wicked 25 event will be held in San Francisco, California on July 16th.
All four of the original Wicked DJs (Garth, Jenö, Markie, and Thomas) will be providing the music this year.Get tickets online because if past years are any indication, the pre-sale ticket holders will get priority and the place can max out. That means new people won’t come in until people leave. The party goes all night, so plan accordingly.
For a taste of what it might be like at the party, here is a bit of Markie’s set from Wicked 22.
For more information about Wicked Sound System and about future events and merch, check out the Wicked SF WEBSITE.